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Member for Mordialloc
Monday 5th March 2018

The Edithvale Bowling Club and Chelsea Soccer Club will soon be enjoying brand new stadium grade lighting thanks to a $100,000 boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Tim Richardson MP today announced that the two clubs in Mordialloc are among the hundreds of recipients from the latest round of the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Grassroots clubs are the lifeblood of our towns and they deserve modern, accessible and safe facilities – we promised them and are now getting on with delivering them.
The Labor Government has already invested $120 million in its Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, which helps clubs rejuvenate tired grounds and ageing clubrooms.
This includes the $100,000 today announced to help build essential sports lighting facilities at Edithvale Recreation Reserve.
Labor is working hard to improve access to sport for all Victorians, and this recent funding announcement will mean that local clubs can stay open longer, with more people able to participate and stay healthy.
The Andrews Government is working with councils, local clubs and peak organisations to actively promote inclusive cultures, policies and initiatives that promote participation on and off the field.
This is on top of other funds that are upgrading grassroots playing and training facilities to keep up with growing participation rates including grants for aquatic centres, minor facilities works and planning grants.
Quotes attributable to Tim Richardson MP:
“We’re working hard to give more locals in Mordialloc the opportunity to play the sports they love, and embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle.”
“This boost will go a long way towards helping cater for the growing number of people keen to get involved in sport right here in our local community”








Information statement to members


Lighting over the John Clark Green


Members will be aware that last year the club lodged an application with the Kingston City Council (KCC) for financial assistance for the installation of lights over the John Clark Green. KCC, in turn, made application to the State Government. Earlier this week we were advised that KCC had received official confirmation from the State Minister for Sport and Recreation that the funding application for a grant under the Community Infrastructure Sports Funding program for the Edithvale Sports Precinct sports lighting project that incorporated funding for lighting of our bowling green and the soccer field across the road at the Edithvale Recreation Reserve has been successful. This project cannot commence until the new financial year, however Council may be able to start detailed design and tendering in the coming months so that a contractor can be on site early in the new financial year to commence works. The Board has no more detailed information at this stage.


Saturday Pennant Competition


Bowls Victoria advised yesterday that “The Bowls Victoria Board has decided that the Saturday Metropolitan Pennant Competition will remain in its current form for the 2018-19 season.” The Board will keep members informed as the Bowls Victoria dialogue continues.


Looking ahead


I hope that all members are looking forward to 2018-19. our 50th Anniversary Year. Our Annual General meeting is on Sunday 15th April and in preparation for that official notification will be issued within the next fortnight. Nomination forms for Board and Bowling Committee positions are already available and we also need members to fill some non Board/Committee positions. In particular there is an immediate need for a Bar Manager: a position description is on the noticeboard.


Every member has the capacity to contribute in some way to the running of the club. Now is the time to volunteer.


Ian Wilding
Executive Director







Edithvale Bowling  Club                  

 50th Anniversary celebrations

 In November 2018 the club will be 50 years ‘old’.


Honour Boards

 At recent meetings the Board has been considering how best to update and modernise the honour boards at the club.  Some boards are full, some record honours for events that are no longer current and for some events (e.g. Men’s Pairs and Ladies’ Pairs) there are no honour boards.

 No decisions have yet been made but as part of the exercise we have obtained, courtesy of Pam Bryant, a complete photographic record of all the honour boards so that they are permanently recorded electronically and may be included on the club’s web site.  An example is attached hereto. Sorry at this stage we can't attach the photo

Looking ahead a more compact, modern and less costly style is being considered.  Examples of this style are on display in the club house near the sliding door to the veranda. Members are invited to consider this style.  If you wish to comment please let any Board member know your thoughts or suggestions.  Again, an example is attached hereto. I have repeated the suggested style as well as i can. Julie and i are having computer compatibility issues with the website

 Edithvale Bowling Club Inc.


1982-83       W.Carson & K.Evans

1983-84       G. Senior & B.Shirley

1984-85       P. Dooley & H.Carlin

1985-86       M.Lingwood-Smith & J. Burns

1986-87       P.Dooley & K.Kick

1987-88       K.Smith & W.Reakes

1988-89       K.Smith & W.Reakes

 1989-90      A.Angus & D.Angus

1990-91       M.Lingwood-Smith & J.Burns

1991-92       A.Angus & K.Breen

1992-93       A.Angus & K.Breen

1993-94       B.Johns & J.Hughes

1994-95       G.Thorn & L.Groom

1995-96       B.Wainwright & B.Cabrie

1996- 97      R.Costelloe & R.Moxey

199 - 98       J.Clark & R.Leitch

1998-99       R.Leitch & J.Clark

1999-2000   R.Leitch & J.Clark

2000-2001   K.Breen & G.Martin

2001-2002   D.Fizgibbon & R.McIntosh

2002- 2003  J.Clark & R.Leitch

2003-2004   J.Bryant & B.Morton

2004-2005   J.Exton & K.Breen

2005-2006   J.Clark & W.Clarke

2006-2007   J.Exton & W.Clarke

2007-2008   B.Darby & J.Bryant

2008- 2009  G.Linley & M.Meadows


Perpetual Shield – donated by Grace & Leo Ryan



As part of the celebrations the Board has decided to have a special flag made to mark the occasion and members are invited to submit a design for a

 ‘50th Anniversary Flag”. 


The Board will select the winning design.


The designer of the chosen flag will be awarded a $50 gift voucher. 


The last date for submission of designs is Wednesday 31st  January 2018.

Edithvale Bowling  Club      

























The Board will select the winning design.


The designer of the chosen flag will be awarded a $50 gift voucher. 


The last date for submission of designs is Wednesday 31st  January 2018.





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